Archive: 2011-13

Watercolour on Saunders Waterford paper, 2011

2012, Greek series

Greek # 3, watercolour on paper, 2012
Greek # 4, watercolour on paper, 2012
Greek # 5, watercolour on paper, 2012
Greek # 7, watercolour on paper 2012
Greek # 8, watercolour on paper, 2012

These were from a series of watercolours based on the concept of still life made in Greece in 2012. I wanted to use the intense colour of the local fruit and vegetables in direct reference to them – but without representation. I was using the rapid evaporation of water in the summer heat as an integral factor in making the paintings. The work was more about the experience of Greece than the representation of it.

I have also painted Greek fruit & veg directly. Working from life is a useful discipline in itself.

Roasting on a beach seems a hazardous pastime – but it is great for life studies! So is watching TV – below from sketchbooks made watching a late BBC news programme.

Beach sketchbooks, Digital compilation, Greece 2012/13
Uncle Jack & Uncle Ho, Digital compilation, 2013